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Tallgrass Oasis - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

496 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 496
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 25
Gots: 31 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Tallgrass Brewing Company visit their website
Kansas, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Oasis is a Double ESB/IPAish beer that came about from playing around with one of Jeff’s favorite homebrew recipes. Here at Tallgrass we love malt and we love hops, and this beer has both of them in record quantities; well, at least records for our baby brewery.

At a hefty 7.2% ABV and 93 IBU, Oasis is a big beer that has to be priced a bit higher than our regular line of beers. We think that once you taste the over-the-top hops and surprisingly sturdy malt backbone you will realize why it’s worth it.

Definitely not a fruit-extract seasonal shandy, this beer is meant to be enjoyed on the back porch, the front porch, or even on the stoop. What's a stoop? Well, it's a good place to drink beer, is what it is.

(Beer added by: twiggamortis420 on 11-12-2009)
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

roadies, Dec 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

rwhitmore, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of deebo
2.98/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A-Served in a pint glass, this brew is clear and color is light brown with brilliant red highlights. A tight finger of tan head tht leaves a thick lacing on the glass.
S-Really nice aromas of citrus (zesty orange with hints of pine and earthy grass. Nice clean toasted, slightly sweet barley malt.
T-Hops dominate with more of the bittering variety then aromatic which is dissapointing for my taste buds. The malt is quite significant but those bitter hops overshadow and overwhelm the palate.
M-Resiny hops are quite sticky and overwhelming everything else, otherwise medium bodied with medium/high carbonation.
O-Very nice appearance and I really like the aroma but the bitterness are just too much for this guy.

deebo, Dec 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

BTHU, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of FreshHawk
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Cloudy copper color with a very large, foamy, ballooning, thick, off-white head. Great retention that finally settles into a thin lacing.

S - Strong pine and orange hop aroma along with about an equally strong caramel and toffee aroma. A lemony, herbal tea aroma in the background. The hops hit your nose first but there is a definite underlying sweetness. An English DIPA aroma.

T - Starts with that sweet caramel and toffee flavor that persists throughout the sip. Strong bitter hops come into play mid-sip with a resinous pine flavor taking the lead. Orange and zest flavors also pretty strong. That gives way to a slight lemon flavor on the finish. The herbal tea flavors are always in the back making there presence known but never grabbing the spotlight. Finishes fairly bitter.

M - Medium to light body. Average carbonation with a fairly sticky feel.

D - Really easy to drink. I keep coming back for another sip. Interesting mix of flavors that just seems to work.

Notes: Interesting somewhat English DIPA. I wasn't sure about the nose or the taste when I was trying to assess it, but I kept coming back for more and enjoying it. A beer that you can't really over think or analyze. Just enjoy drinking it because in the end, the flavors just work.

FreshHawk, Nov 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Buck6196, Nov 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

sveil, Nov 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

robmoak, Nov 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

GreyGhost4, Nov 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

silversumo, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of JamesMN
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Translucent copper hue with very light effervescence and a big frothy three finger off-white head.

Aroma: Lots of pine and some earthy hop notes. Caramel malt and just a good barley presence. The aroma seems slightly subdued but is very clean nonetheless. Reminiscent of DFH 90 Min.

Taste: The bitterness shows up immediately and carries through from beginning to end. The hops flavor here is just like in the nose, earthy with very nice pine accents. Like sucking on a pine cone or the smell of an evergreen tree. Its quite robust, especially for 7.2% ABV, and delivers a nice malty flavor to balance the hops and the 93 IBUs. Caramel malt and that hearty barley flavor. Good balance of flavors.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and a tad syrupy. Average drinkability. Smooth.

Final Thoughts: Really enjoying this one. For a fully robust Imperial beer, it has a relatively low ABV which makes it easier to have in larger doses (it comes in a 16 oz can). Would I drink it again? Yes, it might even make a good substitute for DFH 90 since I can't get that here.

JamesMN, Nov 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

cfh64, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of scruffwhor
3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to my buddy NJG for picking up this brew for me during his travels.

Light tarnish to this copper colored brew. Good two finger head after the pour and some foam-age and lacing for all sixteen ounces. There's a few small bubbles rising from the sides of the glass.

Citrusy nose from the start, fresh orange peel and some toasted citric rinds as well. There's a good toasted, bready malt backbone behind this beers aroma as well.

Citrus bitterness upfront. Moist orange peel hop resiny palate. The middle and finish is chewy and a little more malty. Faint musty breads and biscuits. Bitter from start to finish that's for sure. Some West coast style bitterness from the heart of America, maybe? Definetly worth checking out if you can get your hands on it.

scruffwhor, Nov 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

dunix, Oct 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

WoodburyMN, Oct 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

ironstein, Oct 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

SammyD, Oct 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

dubmax, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of stampfler07
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a deep red-copper color with a thick, light-brown head, leaves thin lacing

S- Sweet caramel malt, light alcohol, moderate floral hop

T- Nice backing hop bitterness throughout, slightly sweet malt with a little nuttiness to it, good malt-hop balance

M- Moderate carbonation, moderate-heavy mouthfeel, nice warming, light lingering finish, good drinkability

stampfler07, Oct 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

ssimpson89, Oct 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

Chucker17, Oct 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

BEERWOLF1951, Oct 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

frogfan, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of jlindros
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Yay, tall boy cans, thanks to bunkrock (Reddit).

As much as I love cans, they are a bitch to pour, and it rises up a huge frothy and creamy 4 finger head that fades fairly slowly with lots of lacing, over fairly hazy auburn amber reddish orange color.

Nose has some big-ol hops. Big earthy hops mostly, with a light candied orange peel and candy like hops aroma, a little floral and fruity, and smells like lots of bittering hops. Malts are a plenty as well, with a big malty sweetness in the aroma alone, with a hint of toasty reddish caramel malts, and touch of toffee.

Taste starts slightly creamy, a little creamy malt base, and quickly comes the sweetness with a big malty flavor, caramel and toffee, a little candy, and chewy. Hops are there as well, fairly bitter, with some light spicy and plenty earthy, little grassy hop character that hits a plateau early but remains fairly bitter throughout. Just a bit of candied orange peel hop character, it really seems creamy and chewy like they put oats in it. Finish is still fairly sweet, more candy and caramel toffee flavors, more bitterness that ramps a bit on the finish and sticks around forever it seems, and a bit more earthy light citrus bitterness.

Mouth is med to a bit fuller bodied, creamy and chewy, decent carb.

Overall pretty good, lots of hops, lots of malts, both go together well, nothing out of place, tasty, nice long bitter finish that doesn't disappoint, but with all that doesn't really go above and beyond.

jlindros, Oct 02, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

skyisland, Oct 01, 2012
Tallgrass Oasis from Tallgrass Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 496 ratings.